The Getup: Early Fall Business Casual

The Getup: Early Fall Business Casual
Playing with the colors and concepts of the casual “End of Summer Getup,” we transition to something more office ready.

Andrew is the founder and editor of Primer. He's a graduate of American University and currently lives in Los Angeles. Read more about Primer on our About page. On Instagram: @andrewsnavely and @primermagazine.

  • AJBoilanger

    I really like this get up, at my office I’d be the most dressed up person in there with this on, so I may have to lose the tie but other than that I think it’s spot on for my location and the weather!

    • http://www.primermagazine.com/ Andrew

      Great! What kind of work do you do? Just curious.

      • AJBoilanger

        I handle AP and basic IT work for a small company (~50 employees). Family owned and operated. They’re all really laid back, pretty sure I’ve never seen anyone else in long sleeve button ups haha.

        • DapperedHoo

          I am in the same boat as @AJBoilanger. Probably even more so. BTW–Great outfit Andrew. Just can’t imagine wearing it at my office. 4 person, recruiting firm. Everything we do is over phone and internet. Never meet clients or candidates. Hard to get motivated sometimes to dress better in the environment.

          • Adam Brewton

            Our work is all online and over the phone but we have students come by for tours once in a while. Our requirements are business casual and we have a WIDE range of looks floating around. I find that dressing better helps get into the “business time” mindset. On days when I know I’ll have a high workload, or need to get a lot done for senior management I kick it up a notch.

          • DapperedHoo

            Good point Adam. What kind of work do you do?

          • Adam Brewton

            DapperdHoo, I work for an online university and supervise the Student Services department. My particular department is pretty good as far as appropriate dress goes, but others have everything from wrinkled untucked polos to what I would call “club rat” outfits…and they wonder why they don’t get promoted :S Performance is a big part of your job, but you have to look like someone others want to lead them too.

          • DapperedHoo

            “Club rat”…that’s awesome. Maybe we can get a club rat Get Up one day on here from Andrew. The Anti-Get Up article.

  • dpwoth

    I might have the opposite problem. I start work on Monday as an associate in a law office and I’m not sure how chinos will go over. I interned there last summer and remember most people wearing dress pants on most days.

    • http://www.iamchris.ca/ Chris Jones

      I agree. I love the outfit, but I see nothing even remotely close to business casual about it. Maybe for happy hour cocktails…

      • http://www.primermagazine.com/ Andrew

        Business casual isn’t just tan khakis and a dress shirt or polo anymore. It’s a sliding scale based on work atmosphere and level of dress of colleagues. If you disagree just browse the comments of other business casual Getups, someone always thinks its either too dressed up, not dressed up enough, or inappropriate for their job responsibilities. I do what I can. 😉

        • Jack

          you’re doing fine. I have to wear a suit every day to work, and i STILL enjoy the getups that don’t apply to me, if not for pattern mixing, then general weekend wear. Keep it up!

  • John

    Anyone have experience with the H&M chinos? They look great but the size thing confuses me…is the size for both waist and length? I’m not seeing an option to choose between them.

    • http://www.primermagazine.com/ Andrew

      I believe some of H&M pants have one length, 34″ I think, meant to be tailored.

      • John

        Okay, thanks! 34″s perfect for me, ordering a couple pairs now! Another awesome Getup!

        • http://www.primermagazine.com/ Andrew

          Hope it works out (and that I’m right)!

  • 5252

    Andrew any tips of how to get measurements for glasses that I need in the coastal websirte

    • http://www.primermagazine.com/ Andrew

      Hey 5252,

      Here are the measurements of the glasses:

      Lens Width:53 mm
      Lens Height:30 mm
      Bridge Width:19 mm
      Arm Length:140 mm

      There’s a link under “Size Match” that discusses it a bit more.

  • http://www.iamchris.ca/ Chris Jones

    We buy all our glasses and contacts (at least I do… my wife just had PRK done) from Coastal. Great site!

  • SS

    I got a pair of free glasses from Coastal and I love them! They have an offer where you can get your first pair free! http://www.coastal.com/firstpairfree

  • Scott

    Does anyone have any experience with the Chippewa boots? I noticed there’s a couple styles on sale at Huckberry for $229, and I’m considering picking up a pair.

    Also, they’re not dissimilar to the 1000 mile boot by Wolverine, albeit a tad less dressy and less expensive. I need a pair of boots and it’s probably between these and the 1000 mile boot.

  • Nebo

    God, i like this stuff so much. I’ve found The Getup on Pinterest, i’ll never miss one. Andrew, you’re a genious. Thank you.

    • http://www.primermagazine.com/ Andrew

      Thanks Nebo, so glad you like it!

  • Little Ferdian

    inspiring

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